Evaluation of Open Pollinated (OP) Lines

Priorities
Variety Assessment 
Start Date
2016
End Date
2017
Principal Investigator
Dr. Rale Gjuric
Co-Investigators
MCGA Funding
$42,000
Total Project Funding
$42,000
External Funding Partners
None
Report

Research Objective

  • To evaluate 8 open-pollinated canola lines/varieties in Manitoba for:
    • vigour,
    • days to flowering,
    • days to maturity,
    • lodging,
    • height,
    • yield,
    • oil,
    • protein,
    • glucosinolates,
    • total saturated fats

Project Description

Eight open pollinated canola lines/varieties were tested in Manitoba at four different sites against hybrid variety checks for ten different qualities: vigour, days to flowering, days to maturity, lodging, height, yield, oil, protein, glucosinolates, and total saturated fats. There are few registered open pollination varieties, with the only distributor being Canterra Seeds. By evaluating open pollinated varieties, they can be compared against industry standard hybrid checks to see how they are performing in comparison. Open pollinated canola is important for natural pollinators and diversity, and there is lack of research in the potential of open pollinated canola, particularly in Manitoba.

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